This blog documents the art practice of Melissa Cameron. She is jeweller / artist / designer and lapsed interior architect, who moonlights as a photographer (and occasionally writes in the 3rd person…)*

All posts are written by Melissa, with quotes as noted. The texts presented in the Conference Papers and Symposia sections were written for delivery by Melissa at the events as indicated in each introduction, and are collected here for reference.

The 1.1.2017 page catalogues a research project and resultant work, completed in 2018.

The MDC posts (included here as an archive) were written from content collected from a variety of sources, usually taken straight from the linked page(s).

Most photography is by Melissa. Some images, including those featured on invitation cards (reprinted with permission), are by others, who retain copyright, as do the other artists whose works feature in posted photos. If your work is featured in an image that you don’t want to see here, please get in touch and it will be removed ASAP.

Melissa’s website hosts many, many more images but is currently an archive of older works – pre 2013. Until it is rebuilt in the second half of 2021 we advocate checking the Works/CV page of this site for a sample of recently completed projects.

In website endeavours Melissa is assisted by the wonderful TurboNerd, who codes with unparalleled verve and speed, and who kindly makes the architecture more or less operable by Melissa.

Favorite tool: a tie between AutoCad LT 2013 and the 100mm Vallorbe saw frame combined with 6/0 Glardon Vallorbe blades.  Or camera, or PUK welder, or Optimum drill press…

Most comments on a post/page: Enamel on Steel – insights

Have feedback?: blog at melissacameron dot net

* Using a Nikon D750 with multiple lenses (previously a Leica D-Lux 4), three led studio lights against a roll of photographic backdrop paper. Out-of-studio images also feature her telephone camera, presently an iPhone X.


  1. Wow, wow, wow!! Saw some of your work in 3D at e.g. etal when I was visiting Melbourne, still Amazing in photo form.
    Great blog,

  2. Hello Melissa,
    You are a good writer. Your subject matter is over my head, however i enjoyed your naturalism.
    I am a cook, not a Jeweller and i am searching for someone to enamel coat? or a protective / non stick coat , my Paella pans.
    All i can find are overseas commercial kitchenware makers ie Firestone. I live near Melbourne.
    The pans initially had a coating but this is now wearing off. The pans are 1.2 meters wide and 90 mm deep. They are some form of steel alloy that were sourced in Malaysia.
    I know this isn’t your field , but i have become quite frustrated in my searching. Perhaps you may know someone.
    Thanks for your time, Regards Rodney.

  3. Hi Rodney,
    Many thanks, and apologies for coming to your question so late. I don’t have any names of industrial enamellers in Australia unfortunately, and I can’t imagine that you’d be up for sending them to the US for resurfacing. I cannot even think of a person/university/business that would have a kiln of that size, though I know that glass manufacturers and some ceramicists would have to have them somewhere. I’m sorry to not be able to help you, you question really has me stumped. I hope you are able to find a good solution soon. Good luck!

  4. Hello Melissa,

    I saw your work at the Bellevue Arts Museum and was deeply moved. On your blog entry about Tanya Lippe’s Lunch Box, I saw mention of a book published posthumously with her poetry (featured in the installation). Is the book available for purchase? Or was it only a small print run for friends and family?

    Thank you for the experience.

    Be well,

  5. Hi Raven,

    Thank you so much for getting in touch and your comments about the work. As you suspected, it was a small print run made locally, only for friends and family. Micki gave me a copy from which to make the work, and kindly loaned a hard copy for the exhibition.

    The piece is the result of a very unique commission, and became a collaboration between Tanya’s words, the object, my research and my body. I don’t think I’ll make a work, or have an experience, like it again. That might read as overly dramatic, but I do believe it’s true. I am so glad that it has resonated.

    Thank you for sharing, I wish you luck in your words,

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